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Full time | Creative Campus, Kingsway | 1 year | OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Art Communication / Media

Course type


Course Summary

The MRes in Arts and Media is an exciting opportunity to experience research within the disciplines of art and design, performing arts and media.

Course overview

The MRes in Arts and Media is an exciting opportunity to experience research within the disciplines of art and design, performing arts and media. Our course offers you an opportunity to critically evaluate the tools of research through taught modules, and then apply these in an extensive research project in an area in which you are passionate.

Why study this course with us?

Our course is in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, where there is a vibrant community of staff and students pursuing arts and media disciplines using a variety of methodologies with a plethora of outputs. The MRes is geared towards facilitating your individual research interests, and you will be matched with staff able to guide you in your explorations, research, and practical activity.

The sites where the course is taught have the facilities that you would expect to be successful in arts and media research, including specialist studio spaces together with specialist equipment, technology and software.

Teaching methods

The course will be taught through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous delivery via taught sessions, practical workshops, seminars, and tutorials. It is a feature of the learning and teaching strategy of the course that you will be given as much freedom as possible to develop work which is of direct relevance your study. Expert and specialised staff will guide you through your major research project.


Assessment will be via written dissertations and/or exhibitions, performances, and recordings. For practice-based assessment, live events may be held virtually either synchronously (through for example, social media) or asynchronously (recorded artefacts). Similarly, assessment involving presentation may be achieved live through online technologies or recorded and submitted asynchronously. Portfolios of creative work may be submitted in a digital format as an alternative to physical equivalents.

Job prospects

Our previous graduates have used the skills gained on the course to enter the workplace in a variety of roles. Our graduates have gone into lecturing as well as the professional industries, such as choreography, theatre direction and fashion design. Several our graduates have continued onto PhD study.


This module provides an opportunity for the exploration of an area within Arts and Media realising an individual research project. This requires the presentation of a body of work that demonstrates autonomy of concept and realisation. The candidate is expected to critically evaluate the practice they investigate and deploy a wide range of techniques or research appropriate to the inquiry. The outcome of this module will reflect the ambitions of the individual student as identified in a project proposal developed through discussion with the tutor and Programme Leader. Whilst the project proposal provides a useful framework, it does not prescribe the outcome and students are encouraged to experiment and be ambitious in terms of the content, form, and presentation of the work as it develops through the course of the module.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a 2:1 honours degree (minimum) in a discipline related to Arts and Media or an initial degree in another subject, plus evidence of certificated learning in an Arts and Media subject or related experience. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more

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